What is a patent specification?

What does a patent specification do? A patent specification is typically distinguished from the claims. The specification comprises the drawings and written description. Whereas the claims define the legal scope of protection, the specification describes the invention and provides support for the claims. The specification is generally not intended to limit the patented invention, but […]

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How to Respond to a Patent Office Action

What does it take to respond to a Patent Office Action? Since the probability is high (approximately 88%) that a utility nonprovisional patent application will be rejected at least once, the issue is not if, but when and how you will need to respond to a patent Office Action. If and when that Office Action […]

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What is a Patent Office Action?

What is a patent Office Action? After waiting one to two years (or longer) from the filing date of your utility non-provisional patent application, you will eventually receive a letter called an “Office Action” from the patent examiner assigned to your application. As of November 2019, the average wait time for the first patent Office […]

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